Best Snow Shovels

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 15, 2017
Streets covered with snow make a great scenery but are a real trouble for people. Nowadays, we can make the process of removing snow faster and more convenient owing to the snow shovels. In this review, we would like to bring to your attention 5 best models available on the market. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
TYPE
WEIGHT
DIMENSIONS
MATERIAL
HANDLE
APPLICATION
 
PROS
The most efficient shovel on our shortlist, its 500W brushless motor blasts through 300 pounds of snow per minute. The EcoSharp rechargeable battery provides 52 minutes of constant operation and doesn't pollute the environment.
CONS
The blades are made of plastic, hence this shovel is suitable only for loose snow.
OUR VERDICT
The best snow blower for people who want to remove snow quickly and efficiently. One charge is enough for cleaning stairs, paths and even the area around a house. The best price for the great features and saving you time.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Cordless electric snow blower+Rechargeable battery
WEIGHT
14.5 pounds (with a lithium-ion battery battery)
DIMENSIONS
12.6 x 11 x 54.3 inches
MATERIAL
Metal handle with plastic elements, Plastic auger blade
HANDLE
A back-saving handle with a rechargeable battery, Adjustable height
APPLICATION
Sidewalks, Patio, Stairs
PROS
Toro designers have made an ergonomic Telescoping handle which can be adjusted to the user's height. To guarantee you safety while using the tool, the snow blower has a cord lock system for keeping the extended power cord safe.
CONS
This model requires an extra power cord to connect the appliance to the power outlet.
OUR VERDICT
Great option for people who want to have a snow blower which can easily clean up a large territory, it may work as long as you need owing to the connection to the power outlet.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Corded electric snow blower
WEIGHT
13 pounds
DIMENSIONS
15 x 12 x 52 inches
MATERIAL
Metal handle, Metal frame, Plastic auger blade
HANDLE
Ergonomic Telescoping handle, Adjustable height
APPLICATION
Sidewalks, Stairs, Decks, Small driveways
PROS
For your convenience and efficient snow removal, the paddle has 3 angle adjustments. Its foldable construction is great for seasonal storage.
CONS
Too heavy construction in comparison to other models.
OUR VERDICT
It is a really great and affordable model which can replace the electric snow blower due to its efficiency. The process of snow removal becomes easier due to the wheels in its construction.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Snow pusher shovel on wheels
WEIGHT
16 pounds
DIMENSIONS
30 inches wide
MATERIAL
Metal frame, Plastic wheels
HANDLE
A handle with two handle bars
APPLICATION
Sidewalks, Long and wide paths
PROS
The concave blade helps you remove snow easily. Producers made a polyethylene blade durable and rotatable, so when it is worn out you can turn it upside down and get almost a new blade and a twice longer lifetime of a shovel.
CONS
The model requires a user to apply force in order to remove snow.
OUR VERDICT
This snow pusher is really useful for cleaning driveways. It can clean up a path up to 44 inches wide at a time.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Snow pusher shovel
WEIGHT
11 pounds
DIMENSIONS
54 x 44 x 4 inches
MATERIAL
Aluminum handle, Polyethylene blade
HANDLE
"U"-shaped handle
APPLICATION
Large driveways
PROS
This scoop shovel is produced in 3 colors so you may choose any you like. The handle may be adjusted from 25 inches to 32 inches up to your height.
CONS
Due to a small size of the blade, it won't be efficient in removing snow on a large area.
OUR VERDICT
The most compact shovel in our review, suitable for any purpose. The lightweight and demountable construction makes this model ideal for storage and transportation.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Demountable scoop snow shovel
WEIGHT
1.3 pounds
DIMENSIONS
3.4 x 8.7 x 32.5 inches
MATERIAL
Aluminum construction
HANDLE
Easily demountable handle
APPLICATION
Sidewalks, Small driveways

What is a Snow Shovel

All of us remember their childhood and those happy moments of snowy winters when we played snowballs and made snowmen. Now we understand that winter brings not only happiness and beautiful sceneries, but also troubles with removing snow from lanes and areas around a house. You must have a special tool - a snow shovel - to remove snow, let's find out what that thing is. Snow shovels are designed with the special construction which helps to increase the efficiency of snow removal. They are divided into several types: electric, gasoline and scoop shovels. We have compared 5 best snow shovels in this review, hope you will make your best pick.

But if you want to save you time and efforts on snow removal, we advice considering Snow Blowers.

Best Snow Shovels

What Features to Compare

When choosing a snow shovel, you should, first of all, determine the size of the area you are going to clean. This feature will help you to select the shovel type you need. Electric snow shovels are meant for quick snow removal on a large area. You can easily clean up a path up to 15 inches wide owing to an auger blade. We should also mention there are corded shovels (that require connection to the power outlet) and the battery-powered shovels. The corded tool is suitable for long-term usage and the battery-powered models are great for small areas.

Scoop snow shovels are convenient in their simplicity, they do not need connection to the power outlet. They have an ordinary construction and are easy-to-keep. Demountable construction is a great virtue of some models, for example, when taken down, shovels are perfect for keeping in a car and a must-have on the road. The process of snow removal can be faster if you buy a snow pusher shovel on wheels, it removes the snow much faster than a simple shovel.  The shovel's type also depends on its application, there are some models suitable for cleaning stairs, sidewalks and patios.

It is important to pay attention to the shovel dimensions, because if it is too heavy, it will not be comfortable and efficient in use. The weight may vary from 1 pound to more than 16 pounds depending on the construction material and additional elements of the shovel, so they are divided into lightweight and heavyweight models. The paddle width may also be considered as an important feature, the wider the paddle, the more snow you remove in one time.

The next feature you should note when choosing a shovel is its construction. Under this characteristic, we mean the material this shovel is made of, because weight, durability and service life fully depends on it. Producers try to decrease the weight of snow shovels by making plastic paddles in electric shovels and a metal working surface in the scoop models. The handles are also made of metal to fix the blade in its place.

The handle must be convenient for a user and have some additional attachments on it, such special attachments are provided in electric snow shovels. The handle in scoop models may be "U"- shaped, split and demountable. So, which snow shovel to choose is now up to you.

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Snow Joe iON13SS

TYPE

Snow Joe is an electric snow blower perfect for cleaning stairs, patios and sidewalks from snow, it also shows great results in snow removal from driveways - 13 inches wide and 6 inches deep. Due to its cordless construction, this model gains the rank of the best snow shovel in our shortlist. Snow Joe is powered by the 40V 4.0 Ah battery and provides 52 minutes of constant work and EcoSharp technology ensures zero carbon emission in the air.

DIMENSIONS

Product dimensions are as follows: 12.6 x 11 x 54.3 inches. The compact design of this shovel allows you to keep it in the closet or in the garage. As for its weight, the tool weighs about 12 pounds without the battery and 14.5 pounds when it is assembled. The process of snow removal becomes more comfortable by means of special components of the blower. For example, Snow Joe has a powerful 500 W brushless motor that improves the effectiveness of the process and allows to blast through 300 pounds of snow per minute.

CONSTRUCTION

You can turn on the blower and start using it by pressing the button on the handle, such convenient construction allows to achieve the maximal comfort when using this tool. The metal handle and the plastic paddle make the process of snow removal as easy as it has never been and the plastic auger blade will never damage the sidewalks as it may happen if you use a blower with a metal blade.

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Snow Joe iON13SS
Snow Joe iON13SS
 

Toro Power Shovel

TYPE

Toro snow blower is a corded electric model which requires an extension cord to turn this appliance on. To keep the extension cord safe while you are cleaning the needed area, it has a special cord lock system for your safety and convenience. With the help of this blower, you can easily clean up sidewalks, stairs and paths even in a cold day, just push it and let the Toro snow blower work for you.

DIMENSIONS

This snow blower has the size of 15 x 12 x 52 inches and weighs only 13 pounds. Therefore, this is quite a lightweight model if you compare it to battery- or gasoline-powered snow blowers. So, it makes this tool easy in use. Toro snow blower blasts through 300 pounds of snow per minute owing to its powerful engine and clears the path up to 12 inches wide and 6 inches deep.

CONSTRUCTION

Toro designers made a Telescoping handle in this model, so you can adjust its position in such a way that it matches your height and ensures comfortable usage of the tool. The handle is made of metal, the frame and auger blade are made of plastic, such a combination of materials makes a distinctive design and prolongs the lifetime of the blower big time.

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Toro Power Shovel
Toro Power Shovel
 

Vertex P821

TYPE

Snow Blade is a scoop snow pusher with a 16 pounds' paddle. It is a bit heavy, so designers decided to reduce its weight and to make the process of snow removal easier by adding wheels to the construction. This shovel is a great tool for cleaning sidewalks as well as long and wide paths from snow. It has a reasonable price and seems to be a tool that combines qualities of snow blowers and ordinary shovels.

DIMENSIONS

This snow shovel is ideal for wide paths and driveways due to a 30-inch paddle which can easily remove lots of snow at a time. The paddle angle may be adjusted to 3 variants, so this feature will simplify the process of cleaning depending on the depth of snow cover. Snow Blade is a very maneuverable and ergonomic model owing to the tires size of 10 x 3 inches.

CONSTRUCTION

Snow Blade tubular metal frame and plastic wheels are the features that make this model quite efficient for snow removing. Powder coated split handle lets you hold the shovel with your both hands and that means you will apply less effort. As for its storage, the shovel can be packed up due to a folding bottom frame.

Vertex P821
Vertex P821
 

Manplow REV44-U

TYPE

Manplow is a scoop snow pusher with a U-shaped handle and a wide concave blade which helps to clean up large and wide areas as compared to other models. A clever design allows to change the angle right or left without adjustments, shows effectiveness in scrapping for a better result of your work and is really useful for cleaning driveways.

DIMENSIONS

The snow pusher has a size of 54 x 44 x 4 inches and allows to remove snow from paths and driveways up to 44 inches wide. This model weighs 11 pounds, but it is quite easy in use, particularly thanks to a convenient handle. It allows you to move up to 100 pounds of snow without a need to lift it. It's an easy-to-use model: just push it in front of you and the snow will be removed.

CONSTRUCTION

Manplow snow pusher has an aluminum handle and polyethylene blade, these features make this model lightweight and more durable. Producers of this model found a great decision to prolonging the life of the shovel by producing the rotatable blade - once one side is worn out, you can change it to the other one and get a brand new blade. The special blade design helps to redistribute snow on its surface and remove much more snow.

Manplow REV44-U
Manplow REV44-U
 

AAA 4004

TYPE

This folding snow shovel features a small-sized spade which can be easily stored in a trunk of your car or SUV. The shovel will be very helpful to you if you suddenly get stuck in a blizzard. This model is not a heavy duty shovel but it is good due to its folding design. The tool is great for people who like gardening, camping or just want to have a compact shovel for any purpose.

DIMENSIONS

This snow shovel is the most lightweight model on our shortlist, it weighs only 1.1 pounds. The construction of this shovel allows to disassemble it into 3 pieces for easy storage and packing and has an adjustable handle, so its length can be regulated from 25 inches to 32 inches. All these features indicate that this scoop snow shovel is the most portable model among the listed.

CONSTRUCTION

The scoop snow shovel is made of high-quality aluminum which makes this model very solid and durable, so it will serve you for many years and you will adore it. The manufacturer provides 3 color patterns: blue, red and yellow; so you can find a suitable color for yourself. This shovel is useful to keep at home or on the road.

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AAA 4004
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